Paducah Recreation Center

The Paducah Recreation Center is located at 1527 Martin Luther King Jr., Drive in the historic Fountain Avenue Neighborhood.  The facility includes a gymnasium, stage, kitchen, conference room, and classrooms. We recommend the Robert Cherry Civic Center for larger events including banquets, dances, concerts, etc.

The Paducah Recreation Center is available for reservations involving sports or recreation activities. A Paducah Recreation Center Application Form must be completed and turned into the Parks & Recreation Office at 1400 HC Mathis Drive to be conisdered. More information can be found on the form. 

Membership Information

There will be some changes to Paducah Recreation Center Memberships, effective December 1, 2018. All memberships sold after this date will be good for 365 days from the date of purchase. Previously memberships were only good for the calendar year. Also starting December 1, 2018 all memberships will be a card that attaches to your key ring (key fob). These key fobs will have a bar code assigned to each member of your household. You will scan in once you enter the facility for your class, activity, or open gym. Therefore it is crucial that you bring this key fob with you every time you enter the facility. Activity Punch Passes will also be added to the same key fob when purchased.

Paducah Recreation Center Membership Prices are listed below:

  •  Paducah Recreation Center GOLD Membership (Individual or Family): $60.00
  •  Paducah Recreation Center Yearly Membership (Individual or Family): $20.00
  •  Activity Punch Pass (20 Class Visits): $10.00
  •  Lost Key Fob Replacement: $5.00


A family consists of parents/guardians and their children. All persons 18 years of age or older must purchase their own membership account unless they are purchasing a family membership with their spouse.

Classes and activities included in the $20 Yearly Individual or Family Membership at no extra cost include Open Gym, Walking Club, Basketball Open Gym, Volleyball Open Gym, Futsal Open Gym, and more. Classes that require purchasing a $10 activity punch pass for 20 visits or a GOLD Membership include Chair Yoga, Chair Chi Yoga, Mat Yoga, Booty Jam, Super Soul Fitness, Mid-East Dance, Dance and Tone, and other select classes. Members can also pay as you go at the rate of $1 for one class. The GOLD Membership will allow members to participate in an unlimited number of classes and activities held at the Paducah Recreation Center without any additional fees.

Memberships can be purchased at any time throughout the upcoming year and they are valid for 365 days. There is a $5 charge if you need to replace your key fob membership anytime throughout the 365 days. Although a membership is still required to participate, sports leagues, sports tournaments, and special events are excluded in the cost for membership and could have additional registration fees. Call Paducah Parks and Recreation at 270-444-8508 for more information. 

Hours of Operation 

Take a look at our August Calendar.

  • Monday - Friday morning hours vary depending on the classes offered. Please check the calendar above for specific times.
  • Monday -  Thursday: Open Gym is 2:30 - 5:15 daily  -   During Open Gym hours, only half court is permitted. People at open gym must be willing to share the gym with other individuals and groups.  Upon Parks and Recreation discretion, center will be closed for certain team practices.  Check back regularly for our most current schedule. 
  • Monday - Thursday 5:15 - 6:15 pm - Classes use the entire gym floor.
  • Monday -  Thursday   6:30 - 10:00 pm    -   Sport specific Open Gyms (Must be at least 16 years +).  Check above for monthly schedule.
  • Friday 5:15 - 10 pm - CLOSED                  
  • Saturday - CLOSED
  • Sunday - Volleyball Open Gym: 1:30 -4:30 pm - Facility may close early due to lack of participation.

Schedule of Activities

Basketball Open Gym is on Mondays from 6:30pm -10:00pm and Wednesdays from 6:30 - 10:00pm. Volleyball Open Gym is on Thursday from 6:30 - 10 pm and Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm. No childcare is provided during these activities.

Children under 10 years are not permitted entry unless supervised by an adult who is not participating in open gym.

Chair Yoga, Mat Yoga, Dance and Tone, Mid-East Dance, Booty Jam, Chair Chi Yoga, and Super Soul Fitness - ongoing classes meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Check out the monthly calendar for exact times. All members will have to purchase an additional $10 activity punch pass for 20 visits to Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Mat Yoga, Booty Jam, Mid-East Dance, Sculpt and Tone, and other select classes or purchase a GOLD Membership.

Check back regularly for updates and newly added classes.  


Facility Rules

  • Must wear athletic shoes on gym floor
  • Must sign in upon entry and present Member ID card
  • No dunking or hanging on rims of basketball goals
  • Equipment must be checked out at the office
  • Equipment must be signed back in at the office before leaving the facility
  • No profanity
  • No rough housing
  • Must follow additional game rules during league play
  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult, except during after school hour programming (3:30-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday)

Facility Amenities

Amenities:  The Paducah Recreation Center features a sport court for basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, futsal, and many more activities.  A conference room is available next to the court that also serves as a yoga classroom.  The conference room has a pass-through area to the large kitchen.  In the kitchen, you'll find a refrigerator, work island, a double oven, two stoves, sink, and warming containers.  The kitchen has a concession opening to the sports court.  At the end of the court is a stage.  Upstairs, you'll find a large open area that is open to the court below in addition to a smaller open area, both perfect for classes.  The restroom facilities includes a shower.

Click on the picture for a larger image. 

Large sports court

Benches and flooring

Stage at end of sports court


Large kitchen next to sports court


Two stoves and double oven in kitchen


Serving area and concessions windows


Conference room next to sports court

 Upstairs Small Meeting Room

Upstairs classroom/meeting area (small section)

 Upstairs Large Open Area

Upstairs classroom/meeting area (large section)